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the actions of such drivers and peggy fox talked to some of the people fighting to make distracted driving illegal, just like drink driving. >> hit it so hard that her car like blew up. >> reporter: carrie witnessed a distracted driver kill herself when she swerved off the road two months ago. >> but she kept looking down and then looking up. so, she was obviously looking for something in the car and then as i started to go up the hill, i looked and it was like her car exploded. it was like boom! >> reporter: they are fighting against distracted driving spear headed by focus driven, a few group. the founding members all have lost loved ones because of distracted driving. >> look at that beautiful smile and that beautiful smile, and the x-rays of her teeth are what identified her body. >> she should have graduated this year from college. she should be spending her first year in college. her mother and i should have seen her wed and held our first grand baby. >> so if they see somebody with a cell phone in their hand they are going to give them a ticket. >> reporter: they appeared with the t
-old little girl from haiti that now has a family and a place to call home. as peg peg reports -- peggy fox reports, they will have to come home. >> reporter: raising three children is not going to get easy. >> she plays with us a lot, she's very silly. a little stubborn that she has a toy that she wants. and some of that could be ugly. >> reporter: they have been trying to adopt her since she was an infant at an orphanage at port-au-prince. because of the birth certificate being missing, they held her up. then the earthquake struck. >> it's an amazing moment. there has been such blessings, not just for us, but for thefplt >> reporter: thanks to the easing of the u.s. policy, she was able to join her new family, including brothers, matthis, and jonas. >> reporter: they have become interested in adopting a child from haiti because of christy's mother who worked as a missionary in haiti in two years. >> i only know she was abandoned. so probably, including to take one more child and to leave her where she knew she would get a good, had a good chance at a better life. >> reporter: they have no
and toner. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9news now and wusa9.com. >>> peggy also tells us some critics of this idea question whether the school districts ought to get a cut since they are on an approved crick limb -- curriculum? or maybe you want to log onto momslikeme.com and join the discussions. >>> it sure could be hard to throw things away like old birthday cards and magazines. for one local woman, keeping any type of paper or magazine has become an obsession. there are mounds and mounds of papers, books, even trash in her home. she's admitted that she's a bit of a hoarder and wants -- hoarder and wants to get better. >> after a while, it becomes the norm. you can't do anything about it so you shut your odds. >> she would be known as a hoárder with a difficult time of letting go of things. things that may seem invaluable and typically are invaluable. >> reporter: well tomorrow night on 9news now at 9:00, ta closer look the at -- a closer look at the clutter to help them break the cycle in the 9news now special report. >>> all right, the clipper is here. there's your forecast for
the blue. >>> i'm peggy fox. the website approved to make room for local moms. you can find encouragement in our weight loss health group. finally if you're looking for on momslikeme.com. >>> jay leno still feeling the heat after winning the late night fight with conan o'brien. >> now, the late night show is telling his side of the story to oprah winfrey. patty reports. >> reporter: have you talked to conan in person? >> not after all of this. >> reporter: jay and conan are the punch line of each other jokes for week. he's waiting for the dust to settle before the talks. >> reporter: it took a hit. >> reporter: you can do anything you want in life. >> yeah. unless jay leno wants to do it too. >> reporter: now, what seems to be the image repair mode, the late night star is sitting down for a daytime confessional. >> america has taken sides. a lot of people are not on your side. >> yeah, i understand that. he's got to tell his side of the story and remind people as to why they liked him in the first place and what it was that made him number one in the late night for a decade and a half. >>
on tape. we'll be back. >>> i'm peggy fox. several hundred moms have been sounding off about pat robertson's comment on why the earthquake happened to haiti. find out what they are saying and add your two cents on momslikeme.com. >> survivors gathered in the gold and snow to mark the 65th anniversary of its liberation. they marched among the barracks to honor the millions killed during world war ii. isreali prime minister later joined polish leaders at a neighboring camp for ceremonies marking international holocaust remembrance day. >> crews continue to search for two people they believe are trapped after this five story building collapsed in belgium. this morning's gas explosion touched off a fire that caused the building to crumble. 20 other people were hurt. >>> it was man's turn to be the best friend to a dog. a stranded canine was spotted on a floating iceberg out in the baltic ocean. scrambled into a raft and went to the rescue. they say you can tell the animal was very weak and nearly frozen. that dog was wrapped in a blanket and nursed back to health and now they are looking for
in haiti's rubble. peggy fox shows us how search and rescue teams train for that kind of a mission. >> reporter: finding survivors under piles of concrete takes a delicate balance between heavy machinery and careful searching. >> once we get up to it, we can see if, in fact, we do have a victim. >> reporter: dc's search and rescue team practices these drills regularly. this concrete plant provides plenty of slabs to look through and drill under. >> when they're looking for possible victims, they start with a listening device. and with these headphones, they can hear even the tiniest of fingernail scratching. >> reporter: take a listen. they also use rotating cameras fitted on the end of extension poles. >> as i see a victim right there so i would notify the chief i can see a victim, a live victim. and then we would go and extricate that person. >> once they find somebody, then a rescue group comes in behind them to start digging. and that crew moves on to the next building. so they're always leapfrogging each other going from building to building to building. >> reporter: after all
been condemned. >>> i'm peggy fox in fairfax county where parents said if fairfax county schools decline, the whole state's economy will suffer. >> fairfax county and other northern virginia counties are supported the rest of the state for years, and now we're hurting. i know everyone else is, but it's time that we get our fair share. >> reporter: the parents told lawmakers that fairfax county should be able to keep more of the taxes raised here so that the schools won't suffer more devastating cuts. some elementary school classrooms have as many as 34 students. >> too many. that's a lot of children for teaching and i'm shocked they would want to add anymore. it takes away from the learning experience. >> you are playing russian row let with class size. how big can it it get before the test scores go down. >> i'm armando trull in the fort hunt neighborhood of fairfax county where dozens of school children were trapped on a bus because of the weather. icy conditions on the town hall portion of stafford road were so dangerous on friday morning the bus driver decided to stop after
.m. irwin gomez, celebrity stylist and hairstylist peggy iokum stepped out to a crowd of photographers and reporters. >> you think this is a bit much of a circus? [ laughter ] yes. >> reporter: they were subpoenaed by the federal grand jury, which was convened to investigate whether fraudulent statements were made to the government in the matter concerning the alleged party- craing incident involving michaele and tariq sahalis. first they were interviewed and then testified separately. gomez briefly spoke to the press following his appearance. >> it was a very good experience but as an american citizens, i'm here to serve my country and that is all i have to say. i thank you for all the support and the support that on and love. >> reporter: the sahalis spent several hours at the spa the day of the dinner as they prepped for the real housewives of d.c. shot footage of them getting ready. gomez esn't offer details of what was said or asked during the federal grand jury hearings. >> most important to know all my clients know how private i am and i value their privacy and that is the most
who lived during the depression? i'm peggy fox. we'll take a look coming up. >>> provost at the university of michigan. >>> a new study has some disturbing findings about today's youth. it found five times as many high school and college age students have anxiety and other mental health issues than the young people of the great depression. peggy fox takes a look at the possible reasons behind the findings. >> i have stress i have to deal with. >> reporter: it's not a surprise. call 3-2-1. it's not a surprise college students today are stressed out. >> balancing our social life with our school obligations can cause a lot of stress for a lot of people. >> reporter: but more stressed out than those of the great depression. that's what researchers at five universities found. they analyzed the responses in a long running survey of more than 77,000 high school or college students from 1938 to 2007. >> i thought it was a credible study. >> reporter: george mason psychologist dr. jerome short says many factors contribute to the strength and anxiety levels affecting today's stude
. the national safety council finds 10,000 people die from the actions of such drivers. peggy fox talked to some people who the fight to make distracted driving illegal is personal. >> she hit it so hard her car blew up. >> reporter: carrie witnessed a distracted driver kill herself when he swerved off the road two months ago. >> she kept looking down and then looking up. so she was obviously looking for something in the car. as i started to go up the hill it is like her car exploded. it was like boom! >> reporter: stories like that are fueling a new fight against distracted driving. it is spear headed by a group called focus driven. its founding members have all lost loved ones because of distracted drivers. >> look at that beautiful smile. and that beautiful smile, and the x-rays of her teeth are what identified her body. >> she should have graduated this year from college. her mother and i should have seen her wed and held our first grand baby. >> so if they see somebody with a cell phone in their hand, they are going to give them a ticket. >> reporter: they appeared with transportation secre
as a baby. because of the quake devastation, peggy fox tells us the little girl will have her own home and family. it is only a matter of time now before they bring home their third child, 3-year-old aila from haiti. >> before they had their first child, mathis who is four they always knew they wanted to adopt. >> so many kids in the world need to be adopted why bring others in the world. we have since had our own biological child but we also knew we were going to do this. >> they adopted their second son from texas and have been trying to adopt aila since she was 2 years old. her mother found her in an orphanage. >> i'm excited to get to know her and have a little girl. i have two boys and a little girl would be great. >> 20 minutes after the quake they had an e-mail from the orphanage telling them all the children were okay and to reinforce that relatives actually saw aila in news coverage at the orphanage. >> my sister called and said i saw her drinking a bottle of water on tv. so that's just a relief. >> reporter: now they have learned that aila and other haitian orphans in the pro
decline the whole state's economy will suffer. i'm peggy fox. the story is coming up. >>> i'm howard bernstein with the living green tip of the day. the first step to saving energy could be tracking how much you are using. an energy monitor will track how much energy your house is using in realtime and give you an idea of your monthly bill. using one can safe you 15 to 20% on each bill which can add up to hundreds of dollars a year. get more tips at wusa9.com. click on living green. >>> fairfax county parents fought back today against severe cuts to their children's schools. >> as peggy fox reports they are hitting state lawmakers where it hurts most, in their pocketbooks. >> reporter: a group of virginia state lawmakers listened for hours as speakers fought to save funding for people with disabilities, public safety, arts and schools. >> they are playing russian roulette. how bad can it get before the test scores go down. >> reporter: $180 million short fall they are schools is forcing the superintendent to slash programs and services and increase class sizes. >> too many. >> report
guilty of violently take shaking a child in her care. peggy fox was the court when the sentence was delivered. >> she betrayed us and my son. >> reporter: erin and michael's 13-month-old child noah doesn't look injured today but a brain hemorrhage he suffered a year ago has left him with serious vision problems, regular seizure and irreversible damage. >> irreversible dodge to my son. we have a life sentence to live with. she does not. >> reporter: they convicted her day care provider of felony child abuse and child endangerment. it found the mother of two, who had run a day care for five years and received training in child care and cpr shook noah so violently that it caused his brain to bleed. >> everyone has a breaking point. she admits the child was crying. she admits she picked the child up and said why are you crying? if a child is crying, seth it down and walk away. >> she denied shaking noah and said he went limp. she performed cpr and called 911. >> the they tried to prove she couldn't have done it challenging the science behind shaken baby syndrome. >> no injuries to n
. it starts operating tomorrow. and we have a new train with peggy fox, and a ride. >> reporter: the new train service at dulles international airport is finally up and running. >> i remember when there was no subway. >> reporter: no, not metro rail. that's still in the works. this is aero train. starting tomorrow, it will whisk passengers from the terminal to their concourse in no time. >> this is the thing they have been planning for like 15 years. >> reporter: that's right. the underground tunnel and four- mile train track has taken eight years to build. at a cost of $1.5 billion. the train takes passengers to the ab and c concourses and replacing the mobile lounges which have been around since dulles opened in 1962. >> 30 years ago it was like a cow farm and were you going somewhere far and it didn't matter and this would be magnificent. >> reporter: the ride from the terminal to your concourse takes under two minutes. that's a big improvement from the people movers which could take up to 5 minutes. >> the mobile lounges are operating on the surface and trying to share the same pavement a
gomez in the glasses and peggy iokham arrived to a sea of reporters. investigators want to know what salon secrets michaele salahi may have revealed. gomez spoke to reporters ollowing his appearance. >> it was a very good experience, but as an american citizen, i'm here to serve my country and that's all i have to say and i thank you for all the support and the support and love. >> gomez did not offer any further details about what was said or asked during the grand jury hearings. >>> fresh off his controversial comments on race and dialect, nevada senator harry reid will meet face to face with president obama. laura evans tonight everywhere at 11:00. >> reporter: it's not about those comments that he made in the new bk. reid and other democratic congressional leaders are going to the white house tomorrow to meet with the. to update him on health care negotiations. reid is facing criticism after the book "game change" quoted him as referring to then candidate barack obama as a light skinned african-american with no negro dialect. reid has apologized. >>> lawsuits moving ahead now aft
us a call at... because no one should be left out in the cold. i'm peggy fox with momslikeme.com. at our meetup the chef showed house how to make a variety of ramen soup and he said it is a great way to sneak in vegetables in your children's diets. the paninis can be simple or made with gourmet cheese and ham. >> the green bob choi is prettier and the taste overbook choi is what i remember growing up and what i enjoyed about won on the soup. >> because of hectic lives we have gottingen away from cooking and hence the fast food but he showed a wonderful recipe that is simple, easy and fun to make that the whole family can be involved. >> reporter: you can find the recipes and instructions in the recipe group on momslikeme.com. next beak's meetup, reading labels. learn what to avoid before you buy those skin care products. and learn new exercise tips from ricky thornton. >>> here's a look at the school delays we have for you this morning -- >>> it may be too warm for a wintry mix down south. cameras caught a funnel cloud in huntsville, alabama where a state of emergency has bee
. they found 10,000 people die from the actions of such drivers. peggy fox talked to some. >> she hit it so hard. her car just blew up. >> reporter: carrie mcmahon of hyattsville witnessed a distracted driver kill herself when she swerved off the road two mondays ago. >> she kept locking down and then looking up. she was obviously looking for something in the car. as i go up the hill it is like her car exploded. it was like boom! >> reporter: stories like that are fueling a new fight against all kinds of distracted driving. it is spear headed by a group called focus driven. the founding members all have lost loved ones because of distracted drivers. >> look at that beautiful smile. and that beautiful smile and the x-rays of her teeth are what identified her body. >> she should be spending her first year in college this year and her mother and i should have seen her wed and held our first grandfather baby. >> so if they see somebody with a cell phone in their hand they are going to give them a ticket. >> reporter: they appeared with ray la hood. they want every state to pass health laws agai
. the stylist who did michaele salhi's hair will testify. peggy ioakim and the salon owner were subpoenaed. tareq and michaele salahi could be charged with lying. >> most americans wouldn't mind walking through a body scanner before boarding a plane. according to a newstudy. 78% of air travellers favor plans to install scanners at airports. these scanners may have been able to detect the bomb making materials that umar farouk abdulmutallab carried on board on a flight to detroit christmas day. those opposed say they show too much. the government plans to install about 300 scanners at airports later this year. meanwhile the tsa is trying to figure out how a man got on board a midwest airlines flight with a bag of shotgun shells. the unidentified man is gun dealer who says he forgot about the shells until his plane was taxiing to the runway in wisconsin. he alerted a flight attendant about his mistake. the flight was delayed about 45 minutes while he was rescreened. joe? >> mark mcgwire has admitted he did use steroids. the former star slugger came clean what many in baseball have suspected
of fruit. the refreshment of water. >>> i'm peggy fox. make a resolution to help keep the planet green and get your kids involved by making nifty bird feeders. find out how to do it on momslikeme.com and check out the washington magazine group. >>> this ad featuring first lady michelle obama. the office says mrs. obama's picture was used without permission by peta. >> they need to give the first lady's permission for a campaign. that's understood. >> reporter: peta's campaign against real fur. with image of michelle obama in the add. >> i've seen it. >> i wasn't aware that michelle obama was actually involved in peta. >> reporter: truth is the first lady is not. her press office says no consent was given to use michelle obama's image in the ad. >> i think that anytime that you see someone's face you should ask them. >> reporter: the president of peta says an e-mail was sent from the white house that she does not wear real fur. >> if she did not permit the use of her image. >> reporter: in the meantime the public can expect to see the ad at two metro stations. >> the ads feature oprah w
at the white house. the story is coming up. >> i'm peggy fox with momsliked me.com. several moms are having issues with potty training. have you been there? can you help? or maybe you have another concern other moms can help you with. we would love to hear from you on momslikeme.com. >>> this time out of prince george's county. sky 9 over the scene of a downed electrical tower on eagle harbor road near highway 381. we are just getting a look at this video for you too. we are told a dump truck veered off the road and veered into the tower. the road is closed. no word on power outages or injuries. we will of course continue to monitor this story and bring you more when we get it in. >>> kids these days are plugged in and then some. a new study finds children spend more than 7.5 hours a day either online using a smart phone watching t.v. or some other electronic device compares with 6.5 hours five years ago. this multi tasking is also on the rise. 7th to 12th graders that say they multitask most of the time using these mediums. a high of 47%. about music. down to a low of 22% who say that abou
'm peggy fox with mom mom, the website working to improve the lives of local moms. this week we got together to help others. we put together health kits for the people of haiti and gathered items requested by relief organizations like soap, wash cloths, toothbrushes and band-aids and sealed them in individual bags to send to haiti. our turnout was great and the work went fast. >> there is always steve in the world, man made and natural strife and we have to hit the balance by working for the greater good and thisaway we are trying to do today. >> anything we can do for our communities, be it a local or world community is what we need to do. >> reporter: we will be taking the bags to the annandale united methodist church that will send them out this week. if you would like to make your own bags to send go to momslikeme.com to find out what specific items need to be put in the bags. it is on the front page of momslikeme.com. >> imagine waking up to find your car completely encased in ice. that's what a woman in iowa woke up to yesterday. a pipe burst on the street where amber posh par
. wackenschdol. fiber one chewy bars. cardboard no. delicious yes. >>> i'm peggy fox. and have you ever been stumped on what to get a new mom and her baby? we've got some great suggestions on momslikeme.com. >>> the music world, mourning the death of teddy who died yesterday just outside of philadelphia. eight months after undergoing surgery for colon cancer. turned out the lights and loved tko, nearly ten albums reach the platinum status. he was 59 years old. >>> supporters of gay marriage in the district have march 2 circled on their calendars when law legalizing same-sex marriages is expected to go into effect. they threw out the opponents. >>> and they want to bring love and even little lust to the nations capitol. they go that from the dateline. sworn in as the city's secretary of the department of love and relationships for this month long campaign to encourage romance. >>> all right, coming up. i want to cut your power bill in living smart. how your favorite home technology is costing you and how to save your money. >>> well, this is the document that gilbert arenas was hoping to neve
street. o >>> i'm peggy fox with momslikeme.com. are you in debt? local moms have ideas to lower your debt. go to momslikeme.com to see how other moms have done it. >> that's the website, momslikeme.com. stocks closed higher today on wall street. the dow is up 53 points to close at 10,680. the nasdaq rose 25 points and the s & p 500 climbed 9 points. >> leading bankers are in washington to talk about the financial crisis. and while admitting to pass the stakes, they are defending some of the largest bonuses and compensation packages ever. alexis has more. >> there are four of wall street's powerful players. on capitol hill, to explain the financial meltdown, the bank chief admitted to making mistakes. >> the most horrible thing of this crisis, what has happened to consumers, to individuals, in the mortgage market. >> but they took some tough criticism, especially goldman sacks for selling mortgage investments, which it knew could fail. >> sounds to me a little bit like selling a car with faulty brakes. >> even though these banks repaid the government money, the white house is wo
gomez and hairstylist peggy iokum spending almost all day with michaele and tariq salahi. let me show you how they arrived today. never have i been at u.s. district court when a duo arrived in court in a white stretch hummer limo at 11 a.m. there was a bunch of photographers and the reporters waiting for them. they didn't comment. fox 5 was told that secret service did introduce gomez and iokum from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. after that, they testified separately before the federal grand jury. the sahaly, s spent several hours at the salon and spa the day of the state dinner as a film crew from bravo's real housewives d.c. shot footage of them preparing for the dinner. after the appearance before the federal grand jury, he briefly spoke to reporters. this is what he said. >> this was a big experience, but as an american citizens, i'm here to serve my country and that is all i have to say and i thank you for all the support and the support and love. >> reporter: gomez and iokum and their attorney didn't offer other details to what questions they were asked or how they res
. >>> erwin gomez and peggy iokum groomed michaele and tareq salahi before they got into the white house state dinner apparently without a invitation back in november. the stylest spent hours yesterday testifying before a federal grand jury. they also met with secret service agents inside the courthouse. at this point the salahis themselves have not been charged with any crimes. >>> prince george's county state attorney glenn ivey has decided not to make a run for congress. he held a news conference announcing he wouldn't challenge donna edwards for the fourth conditioningal district. he said he'll finish his term as state attorney and take a break from politics. >> i decided ultimately i didn't have the appetite for another political campaign right now. i'm going to take a little vacation from elective politics, not necessarily retiring permanently. i definitely want to finish out my job as state's attorney. >> ivy says he hopes to continue serving the public in other ways as a private zint. >>> the maryland and virginia general assemblies kick often their knew legislative sessions day. it lo
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